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Q & A / Re: Fade out to next song
« Last post by Fabio on April 05, 2020, 07:08:07 PM »
Hey Craig!

Make sure you have "Always Default to Trigger enabled" checked under Crossfade options.  Also, make sure you've updated to at least 8.1.   There were some issues with 8.0.x with the fade out feature.

-Fabio
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Q & A / Fade out to next song
« Last post by mydjkj.com on April 05, 2020, 05:29:32 PM »
Before version 8, I was able to use the control stop feature to fade out of a song playing to cue up my karaoke song. I can still do this but now when I control stop it doesn't cue up the next song. It goes back to the song that just played and faded out of. Is this suppose to do this? I didn't see a setting for this.
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Announcements / Re: VIDEO SUPPORT AT LONG LAST
« Last post by DIUKaraoke on March 07, 2020, 02:42:21 PM »
hey Justin,
I downloaded and installed the updated version and when i go to run it and error message pops up saying the vdj.dll is missing.
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Announcements / VIDEO SUPPORT AT LONG LAST
« Last post by Justin on February 09, 2020, 01:46:13 PM »
I realize this discussion forum hasn't been used in quite some time. I am leaving it up however, as it does still get some traffic from search results, and perhaps some of you would like to contribute now that a brand-new version has finally been released!

I'm proud to announce that on February 1st, 2020, Virtual DJ Studio 8 is out! This is *not* a free upgrade from the 7.x (aka 2015) series, however those of you who purchased 7.x in the last 12 months do get to take advantage of a $50 upgrade fee -- which happens to be just the price difference between the 7.x and the 8.x versions.

Most notably added to 8 is the support for Video playback. VDJ now supports MP4, M4V, AVI, and several other formats. In addition, VDJ supports Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Video (WMV), FLAC, AC3/AAC and other audio formats previously unsupported.

There are lots of other exciting new features in this version - you can try the Free Trial without affecting your existing 7.x install for 14 days before deciding to upgrade or purchase:

https://www.vdj.net/download.php

Support tutorials and videos will be coming soon...
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Q & A / web based app
« Last post by rb_sailorman on December 29, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
trying to set up web based app and I get an error as soon as I click server button. It gives a run-time error 50003 unexpected error. I have used it before on this computer but I re-formated drive and reinstalled everything now doesn't work Thanks Ron
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Helpful Hints, Tips & Tricks / Re: virtual dj studio 2015
« Last post by mnementh on November 27, 2018, 06:16:35 AM »
Hi there,
this isn't as uncommon as you might think and the solution "might" be that your PC isn't seeing your external hard drive as the same drive letter as it did before.

If you have more than one USB peripheral plugged in, then the allocated drive letter changes depending on the order they are fitted.

You can "force" your PC to "see" your external drive as a specific drive letter fairly easily (just Google it) and if that's what's causing your problem, it should just go away.

Sandy.
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Feature Suggestions / Re: Some issues and solution requests
« Last post by mnementh on November 24, 2018, 09:22:12 AM »
Hi Fabio,
once again thanks are due for your detailed explanation above.

I have now shown VDJS to a few of my fellow KJ/DJ's and sadly, the comments are universal.

"Great program, shame about the Playlist".

Just a thought but earlier versions of the software had only TWO tabs above the search display window, while later ones have FOUR.

How possible would it be to transfer the Playlist file window down to this much larger box and provide a "Playlist" Tab?

Leave the controls, etc where they are but would this not allow for a much larger font for the file names?

Any thoughts?

Sandy.
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Q & A / Re: Using 2 Audio Devices
« Last post by Fabio on November 02, 2018, 10:24:20 AM »
Hi RCACC:

Personally I would do it the other way, usually external devices have better sound, most laptop soundcards are not great so you'd probably want the USB Soundcard to be your main, and the laptop sound to be your 2ndary.  Either Way, it should work regardless which one is set as the primary and which one is set as the 2ndary.  If you click the play button while your holding down the control key on your keyboard it should play the song in preview mode and the "preview light" should turn on. 

BTW, I'm not sure what you mean by "I club the preview option", but I'm guessing you're clicking on the preview "light" which doesn't do anything. It's only meant to be a "light" to indicate when you're in preview mode on that line.

Also, if you don't remember the controls, if you right click on any line you can see that the "control-click" is the feature you're looking for.  See my attached screenshot.

-Fabio
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Q & A / Using 2 Audio Devices
« Last post by rcacc on November 02, 2018, 04:14:24 AM »
I currently own VDJ Studio version 6.9 and love it.  But I need some help.

I wanted to be able to preview upcoming songs on heads phones, so I purchased a USB sound device and plugged headphones into it, I went into options and set my laptop as the primary audio device and my USB sound device as secondary.

I played a song on one player line and played a second song on a different player line, on the second song I club the “preview” option.  In the end I want the first song to play on the laptop via primary audit device and the 2nd song to play on the head phones via the secondary USB device.

The result is that I get both songs playing on both primary and secondary audio devices, they do not separate.

I thought maybe the version that I had 6.9 had a bug in it, so I downloaded version 7.8.5 and uninstalled version 6.9 to avoid a conflict between the 2 versions, the problems continues to be an issue.

What am I doing wrong or any ideas?
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Feature Suggestions / Re: Some issues and solution requests
« Last post by Fabio on November 02, 2018, 02:57:31 AM »
Hi Sandy:

Lol, on the "beer ears"...

I can't claim to know the difference between the two, other than FLAC being a lossless format.  I will say that VDJS has built in "enhanced sound" capabilities which upsamples audio to 48khz (see screenshot).  Most windows programs will only playback at 44.1khz.  Try playing a converted FLAC file on VDJS and the original FLAC file on another program and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.  Use a good headset to listen to both.

I have tried Karma before but as you mentioned it has issues as well as it doesn't work the way I'd want it to work for my purposes.  I do use some of their other products because no one else makes them.  I Have used KJ File manager to normalize the file names on my karaoke songs.  I no longer use it because once my files were in order I didn't need it anymore, I just had to make sure any new added songs are formatted in the same way.  A couple of times a year I do use Song List Generator to create updated paper books.  Also I frequently use their icroons.com site to lookup new songs. 

Regarding your question about the cumulative timer, it does not have such a function, but this mostly is an issue between functionality and practicality. See my second screenshot with the queue with my name as the last person on the queue.   For one VDJS has the option for an online songbook so people can request songs from their smartphones.  This makes it highly tough to prevent people from signing up though their phones even if you queue is full.  I've made announcements that I'm no longer taking requests and people still ignore that and still send in their requests.  Also,  per my screenshot I can estimate that my song will take about half hour before it gets to mine just based on the premise that I can get a new singer roughly every 5 minutes regarless of their song unless their song is an 8 minute November Rain or War Pigs (as examples).  Basically having it add up the time for you as Karma does is still just a rough estimate because you have to announce the next singer after the previous one has finished and by the time they walk over and maybe chit chat with you or fidget with their wallet to throw a tip on your tip jar maybe even call one of their firends to come over and sing with them the machine calculation is already off after two or three singers. Also, quite frequently someone just abandons their song and they don't even tell you and it could be several people, no now you have space for those people who wanted to add a song but you've rejected because your machine has told you there is no room to add them.  Here in California bars are required to stop selling alcohol at 2am and kick everybody off.  However, the majority of bars make last call at 1:30am and call the bar closed at 1:45am.  It gives the patrons a few minutes to finish their drinks before 2am.  I have to estimate that about 1:40 the last singer will be called and he/she will complete their song at about 1:45am (give or take).  per my previous comment I can get a new singer every 5 minutes (give or take).  I actually don't think about it in 5 minute increments.  I think of it in 15 minute increments, so it basically means that I can get three singers every 15 minutes, or 6 singers every half hour.  This means that at 1am if I have 9 singers on the queue I know I'm set for the night and I technically can't take more singers for the queue. However, some of those 9 singer might have gotten too drunk and have left the building or they've changed their mind and no longer want to sing.  So I can't turn people down, but I tell them that there's a high probability that they won't get to sing if all those 9 people are still at the bar. They usually accept it and I add them to the queue.  Quite frequently they actually get to sing since some of the people might have left.  They usually appreciate it and most times they'll leave a larger tip if they actually get to sing.  As you can see a program feature that tells me I can't get more people on the queue would just get in the way for me and I suspect most KJs.  Also, that online songbook feature is a most have for me. Most people love it and request come directly to VDJS, you don't have to run a 3rd party program.  Also they don't need a specific app as it works with both android and iphones. All they have to do is get to your website which you can publish as a permanent message at the top or bottom of the screen. Also singers/patrons can view via their place on the queue via that website.  They can see what everyone is singing and their place in the queue.  Lastly, it also checks the queue and informs them if the song they are trying to submit is already on the queue because someone else submitted it.  It won't allow them to resubmit it. 

You can checkout my own  fabiosongs.com which redirects to the real site (https://fabio.mydjsongbook.com/).  Each new KJ gets their own individual site, your for example might be https://sandy.mydjsongbook.com.  If you check my site when I'm hosting, you can see the queue as well as you can see the song currently being sung (you can actually follow the lyrics too via the site -there's no music however as you're expected to be at the bar to hear it.).  You can check the site now but it's best to see it when I'm hosting.  I'm usually hosting Friday - Sunday starting at 10pm (Pacific Standard time) until 1:45am.

-Fabio





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